2006 Recaredo Turó d'en Mota, Cava, Catlonia, Spain

2006 Recaredo Turó d'en Mota, Cava, Catlonia, Spain

Product: 20068040952
 
2006 Recaredo Turó d'en Mota, Cava, Catlonia, Spain

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The still young and somewhat reticent 2006 Turó d'en Mota is from an average year—not too warm, not too cold, and with moderate rain—and it matured for a very long time in the bottle with the lees. The nose is an excellent combination of baked apples, Mirabelle plums, pine needles, smoke and stones. It has perfect density, structure and intense minerality, with a drying, chalky sensation on the palate. 

It's pretty different from the 2008 Reserva Particular that I tasted next to it and represented hard competition. Today I give the edge to the Reserva Particular, but only in the vintage style. Only 4,864 bottles were produced. 

Drink 2019 - 2026

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (August 2019)

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Wine Advocate95+/20

The still young and somewhat reticent 2006 Turó d'en Mota is from an average year—not too warm, not too cold, and with moderate rain—and it matured for a very long time in the bottle with the lees. The nose is an excellent combination of baked apples, Mirabelle plums, pine needles, smoke and stones. It has perfect density, structure and intense minerality, with a drying, chalky sensation on the palate. 

It's pretty different from the 2008 Reserva Particular that I tasted next to it and represented hard competition. Today I give the edge to the Reserva Particular, but only in the vintage style. Only 4,864 bottles were produced. 

Drink 2019 - 2026

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (August 2019)

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Jancis Robinson MW18/20

Corpinnat. 100% Xarello. From the vineyard Turó d’en Mota planted in 1940. Organic and biodynamic farming. Manual harvesting. Secondary fermentation and ageing in bottles with cork stoppers. Manual riddling and manual disgorging without freezing (à la volée). More than eight years of ageing. Numbered 4,864 bottles.

A sparkling wine with memories of pâtisserie and a lot of autolysis. The palate is dry and deep, with a long profile and an attractive dry-leaf taste in the background. Hints of Mediterranean grass and green fennel. Its evolution is surprising when you discover it is a 2006 vintage. It has phenomenally endured the passage of time and yet still has potential. Aniseed, delicate and finely perfumed. Maximum integration of the mousse. It offers a subtle hedonic expression.

Drink 2019 - 2030

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (January 2020)

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About this WINE

Catalonia

Catalonia

Catalonia (or Cataluña/Catalunya as it can also be spelt) encompasses a varied range of DO appellations: Catalunya, Costers del SegreTarragona, Pla de Bages, Empordà-Costa Brava, Allella, Conca de Barberà, Montsant, Terra Alta, Penedès and Priorat.

Catalonia is the heartland of Cava, Spain's answer to Champagne, but in recent decades the region has earned a reputation for producing a diverse and exciting range of still red and white wines of impeccable quality – at their best – from an astonishing array of local and international grape varieties.

The principal white varieties used are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Garnacha Blanca, Xarel-lo, Moscatel, Parellada and Macabeo

The red grapes are Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Garnacha Tinta, Trepat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Monastrell, Carinena (Mazuelo), and the ancient (revived) grapes of Garró and Samsó.

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Xarello

Xarello

Xarello, also knowm as Xarel-lo, is a white wine grape that forms the backbone of the Cava Spanish sparkling wine,  being one of the three traditional grapes used in its production.

The other two grapes are the Catalan indigenous variety Parellada, and Macabeo which is better known as Viura, the main white grape of Rioja.

Xarel-lo contributes intense aromas in the blend  which many believe underpins Cava's unique character. A handful of producers has experimented with making small quantity of still wines from Xarel-lo which are generally being met with good reviews.

Xarello is also known as Cartuja, Cartuxa, Moll, Pansa, Pansa Blanca, Pansal and Xarelo Blanco.

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